Is it ok for me to be tired of all of this? I’ll be more positive next week. They evidently think that David’s behaviors/anger has nothing to do with his bipolar. They moved him upstairs, he has himself convinced that it is because one of his peers was pounding on the wall. He claims that the cut on his knee was a result of an accident. He broke the window, and then when they restrained him, he got cut. This is what he is telling people. I don’t believe him. If the cut was an accident, and it is possible that it was, given the history of him repeatedly threatening to do so, why did he put his fingers into the wound, after they took the glass away from him, and start pulling on it to make it bigger? Who does something like that? He claims that he is homesick.
David is off close watch. They moved him off the lower level of the residence, and to the main floor. This allows them to keep a closer eye on him. I miss the little guy. I advised staff that we need to ensure that we are looking at his meds. While not a cure, they do help him. But they can only help if they are appropriately used, up to and including changing his prescriptions. Other than minor adjustments, David hasn’t undergone a full scale med wash in almost a year. Whereas before his current placement he underwent a med wash about every 6 to 8 weeks. I hope that they hear me. Tweet #fighting4answrs
Just received the weekly report that encompasses all of the week not just the immediate emergence of chronic cases. Today was another “off” day. David destroyed a bunch of recently created Christmas decorations that his peers had made. Evidently he was upset. He did a number of other things, including trying to run away. He destroyed some carpet in the lower level of the lodge, he unplugged a bunch of computers in his classroom. He has been generally combative. He broke into the refrigerator and stole a bunch of Pediasure. Drank all of them. He has threatened to kill staff. There is so much more, that I feel overwhelmed by the details of it all. To be fair to David, it seems that all of the peers in his unit or lodge are struggling right now. Since all of the kids with him have an Autism diagnosis of some type,